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May 13th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Harry Lichtman
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Thaw” by Harry Lichtman. Location: Rhyolite Mountains, Iceland. “While hiking in Iceland, I felt the colorful Rhyolite Mountains lent themselves to abstract interpretations that lacked any sense of scale,” said Lichtman. “The images became more about colors and textures, and in this case converging lines of ridges and rivers. …
February 24th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Jemma Lee

Posted By Staff
Photo by Jemma Lee
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Which Galaxy Are You From?” by Jemma Lee. Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. “Each labored step forward resulted in two slippery steps back, on rocky mountain side that I ascended,” said Lee. “However, I continued my climb for nearly an hour and was rewarded with this amazing view …
October 28th, 2015

Abstract Nature Assignment Winner

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Pastel Morning" By  Dean Cobin
Congratulations to Dean Cobin for winning the Abstract Nature assignment! “My work often takes me in the direction of abstract realism,” says Cobin. “I frequent a particular location for sunrise shots at Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park, N.Y. Early one morning, I noticed a particular grouping of weeds and had a feeling they would make an …
April 2nd, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Church Window” and “Mud Trails” by Mike Cable – Deal Island, Maryland

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Close up detail macro shot of luminous abstract patterns on a church window
They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions. In my case, I would have to say that is true. As a photographer who lives in a rural area, I have to find a way to adapt to the subject matter around me. While I have access to a lot of seascape imagery, there …
March 14th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Abstract of the Painted Hills” by Michel Hersen, Painted Hills Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Posted By David Alexander Willis
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon close up abstract detail photograph of the striations and rock formations
When confronted with large panoramas of hills and mountains with pretty skies it is most tempting to do the obvious: shoot the whole thing. The mantra here is that more is better. And, I must confess that I, along with thousands of others, have done so and shot panoramas of the Rockies, the Grand Tetons, …
June 23rd, 2011

Aspen & Lupine Abstract

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
This is a technique I have been working on perfecting for several years. It involves overlaying two images of different subjects for artistic and abstract qualities. I always do these “overlays” in camera, my Nikon’s allow multiple exposure and image overlay in camera. This shot is a shallow focused image of wet lupines in the …
March 8th, 2011

Midday Madness

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Grasses in Lake Ice, Northwest Territories
During our recent Aurora trip, we obviously had long hours of daylight when the aurora was invisible. It was usually a good time to get some much-needed sleep after a long night under the sky, but it also offered some great hiking and snowshoeing opportunities. And since the middle of the day is rarely the …
March 1st, 2011

Utopia Planitia

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Utopia Planitia
Setting foot in this remote area of the Paria Plateau is as close as I will ever come to walking on Mars. The landscape is about as “alien” as it gets consisting of strange warped and twisted sandstone set against a bleak desert environment. On this day in mid November, I drove out across a …
February 10th, 2011

Ice Eye

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
Ice Eye
I am about to head out on my yearly winter trip to the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia. This area boosts some of the best locations for shooting waterfalls, scenic mountain tops and hardwood forests in the Mid Atlantic states. One of my favorite subjects to shoot at this time of the year, and …
December 1st, 2010

Picasso – “Give Me a museum and I’ll fill it.”

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Water Plants, Picasso Inspired, Bosque del Apache, NM by Jay Goodrich
I knew Picasso was a busy man, but this is a little out of control. I have come to discover that he created over 50,000 works of art in his lifetime. That was 12,000 drawings, almost 2,000 paintings and then thousands of sculptures, ceramics, lithograph prints, tapestries, and rugs. I am feeling a little inferior …